China’s Tianhe-2 Ranked Fastest Supercomputer, Again; U.S. Systems ‘Nearing Historical Low’

Tianhe-2, the supercomputer developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology, has been ranked as the world’s fastest for the fourth consecutive time. The Chinese supercomputer retained its position as the world’s fastest system with a performance of 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark, according to the 44th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.

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